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When San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Brock Purdy went down with a brutal shoulder injury last year, there was some doubt that Purdy would be ready to play for the upcoming NFL season. But Purdy was back on the field for the team’s preseason showdown against the Denver Broncos, and it sounds like he’s happy to be back.

Brock Purdy played just one series in the game, but he looked comfortable and confident, going 4-for-5 through the air for 65 yards and even adding an eight-yard scramble.

“Yeah, no, it felt really good just to be out there with the guys in a game environment. Obviously, just get the nerves out a little bit,” Purdy said according to “Just the buildup to a game and everything, and then being able to get an early completion to Deebo and get things rolling. So, it felt really good to be able to get out there and drive and honestly, just be in a game environment, like I said. So, yeah, I’m excited about it.”

There’s now no real question that Purdy will be ready to lead the 49ers to open the 2023 NFL season, and that’s certainly good news for the Niners.